Timelines and Creative Ways to Research with Dipity
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 69
Create interactive timelines with Dipity. This site lets students and teachers organize their research in a fun, visually engaging, chronological way. Teachers can use these timelines to present class content in a new and innovative way that is easy to follow. The timelines also make great student projects in a variety of subject areas. Content can be imported from other sites and a unique embed code is created for each timeline so they can be easily shared. Other great features include a flipbook that contains images from the timeline, a list view of events, and even a map so students can see where the events from the timeline took place.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.